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UK – Small Unmanned Aircraft – Control Line Model Aeroplane Flight Within Flight Restriction Zones

By admin In UAV News

12

Mar
2019

UK – Small Unmanned Aircraft – Control Line Model Aeroplane Flight Within Flight Restriction Zones

1) The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), in exercise of its powers under article 266 of the Air Navigation Order 2016 (‘the Order’) as amended, exempts the remote pilot of a Control Line model aircraft1 from the requirement at article 94A to obtain permission to fly within the flight restricted zone of a protected aerodrome2 subject to the conditions in paragraphs 2 to 4 below.

2) General requirements: a) The remote pilot (within the meaning given in article 94G of the Order), is the person that is holding the control lines while the Control Line model aircraft is in flight. b) The maximum take-off mass of the Control Line model aircraft shall not exceed 7kg, including any batteries, fuel or payloads. c) The maximum length of the control line shall not exceed 25 metres.

3) The remote pilot shall not fly the aircraft over, or within the boundary of the protected aerodrome unless permission for the flight has been obtained from:

a) any air traffic control unit at the protected aerodrome, if the flight, or the part of the flight, takes place during the operational hours of the air traffic control unit;

b) any flight information service unit at the protected aerodrome, if the flight, or the part of the flight, takes place during the operational hours of the flight information service unit and either: (i) there is no air traffic control unit at the protected aerodrome, or (ii) the flight, or the part of the flight, takes place outside the operational hours of the air traffic control unit at the protected aerodrome;

c) from the operator of the protected aerodrome, if: (i) there is neither an air traffic control unit nor a flight information service unit at the protected aerodrome; or (ii) the flight, or the part of the flight, takes place outside the operational hours of any such unit or units at the protected aerodrome.

1 Control Line model aircraft are model aeroplanes that are controlled in flight by one of more (normally a pair) of lines, attached to a handle, that work the required flight functions. The aeroplane is connected to the remote pilot by these lines, hence its flight is constrained to the surface of a hemisphere around the remote pilot dependent on the length of the lines. These aircraft fall under the Air Navigation Order 2016 definition of a ‘small unmanned aircraft

2 See Air Navigation Order 2016 article 94A (as amended by SI 2019 No. 261) and CAP 1763 UK Civil Aviation Authority Official Record Series 4, No.1296

This exemption only applies to Control Line model aeroplanes that are flown for the purposes of sport or recreation. It does not apply to ‘tethered’ flights of small unmanned aircraft that are capable of vertical take-off/landing or hovering, such as helicopters or multicopters. 5) This exemption has effect from 13 March 2019 until varied, suspended or revoked. S L O’Sullivan for the Civil Aviation Authority 12 March 2019

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Published at Tue, 12 Mar 2019 18:52:55 +0000

{articles|100|campaign}Taranis Unveils Enhanced Platform for Aerial Imagery Insights Into Farming

Taranis imagery coverage in the USA

Leading precision agriculture company Taranis today announced the launch of its updated, insights-centered platform. The company has also expanded its fleet to over one hundred manned aircraft and autonomous drones increasing reach for global customers worldwide.

By 2050, food production will have to grow by 70% to feed a growing population, and farmers and agriculture retailers are demanding tools that can help them glean insights into how to improve their yields. Taranis has developed the leading platform for aerial imagery insights for agriculture, utilizing deep-learning technology combined with high-speed UAVs and manned aircrafts to enable farmers to predict and prevent threats to over 20 million acres of crops on a granular level, such as identifying an actual type of insect on a singular leaf. These unprecedented insights help farmers to better manage crops around seed emergence, weeds, insect damage, nutrition deficiency, fertilizer top and side dressing, yield estimation, harvest priority and automated scouting.

The solution merges the benefits from its existing platform with the capabilities of Mavryx’s aerial imagery platform– a company acquired by Taranis in 2018. This includes insights from Taranis’ AI2 (sub millimeter imagery samples) and UHR (high resolution full field imagery to recognize problematic zones), combined with other industry-standard technologies like satellite images and weather forecasts. Taranis’ updated platform presents farmers with clear, summarized insights in real-time, enabling them to make quick decisions, rather than necessitating them to dig through layers of extraneous information.

“There is an enormous demand among farmers, and even leading agriculture retailers, for new technologies that can help streamline and improve the food production process,” says Ofir Schlam, CEO of Taranis. “But those technologies can be complex to understand, and even harder to use. We hope that by bringing all of Taranis’ easy-to-use products and offerings under one roof, we can provide farmers with a better way to monitor their fields, allowing them to make informed decisions and act on them quickly.”

The company’s enhanced platform is streamlined for the hierarchy and work flow of the farming retail chain and will seamlessly integrate with Taranis’ partner companies, such as John Deere and Veris. Since the company’s inception, Taranis has made huge advancements in precision agriculture technology, striving to provide farmers with the best solutions, solving issues from the first step of farming – emergence – all the way to personalized prescriptions for crop threats.

About Taranis

Taranis is a leading precision agriculture intelligence platform that uses sophisticated computer vision, data science and deep learning algorithms to effectively monitor fields. The system enables farmers to make informed decisions by detecting early symptoms of weeds, uneven emergence, nutrient deficiencies, disease or insect infestations, water damage and equipment problems. Overseeing millions of acres of farmland in Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine and the United States, Taranis gives farmers the tools to address issues in real-time, increasing yields and cutting costs. Taranis employs over 50 people worldwide and is headquartered in Tel Aviv with subsidiaries in Argentina, Brazil and the U.S.

Published at Tue, 12 Mar 2019 18:25:36 +0000

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